Today's poem is "Possum"

from New Ohio Review

David Wagoner has published eighteen books of poems, most recently A Map of the Night (University of Illinois Press, 2008), and ten novels, one of which, The Escape Artist, was made into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola. He won the Lilly Prize in 1991 and has won six yearly prizes from Poetry (Chicago). He was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets for twenty-three years, and is professor emeritus of English at the University of Washington.

Other poems by David Wagoner in Verse Daily:
August 14, 2008:   "Onstage" "I took a director to a waterfall..."
September 21, 2007:   "My Snake" " By the railroad tracks, on cinders..."
August 7, 2007:   "Free Fall" " At first he's making better and better time..."
December 19, 2005:   "The Elephant's Graveyard" " Their huge gray shapes were trudging up a trail..."
June 16, 2003:  "The Son of a Carpenter" "He knew the shapes and the gnarled persuasions..."

Books by David Wagoner:

Other poems on the web by David Wagoner:
"Following a Stream"
"In Memory of His Memory"
Thirteen poems
Three poems
"On Motel Walls"
"Eating a Toad"
Two poems

About New Ohio Review:

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Editor: Jill Allyn Rosser
Other poems by New Ohio Review in Verse Daily:
April 22, 2009:   "Y at the End of It" by Nancy Eimers

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